Here's your guide to finding fun in the DMV this weekend!
April is finally upon us! Blossoming flowers, entertaining concerts, and delightful Easter egg hunts ... Use this compiled list as your guide to planning something fun! Here’s your DMV weekend roundup for Friday, April 5, through Sunday, April 7.
Annual Easter Egg Festival | St. Mary's County Fairgrounds, Leonardtown | Saturday
Fill your own basket with eggs you find at the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds! The annual event is back and will feature egg hunts, carnival rides, face-painting, photos with the Easter Bunny, and more. For more information, check out the event here!
Annapolis Book Festival | Key School, Annapolis | Saturday
Open to the public, this event is for book lovers of all kinds. Find new books, enjoy a plethora of activities, and attend panels! View the list of participating authors here! Admission to the event is free. For more information, check out the event here!
Bethesda Film Fest | Imagination Stage, Bethesda | Friday and Saturday
Witness the short film creativity of five different directors. Each film will have a question-and-answer session afterwards, so come with your questions. The Imagination Stage can be found at 4908 Auburn Ave. in downtown Bethesda. Tickets to the event are $10 each -- get them here! For more information, check out the event here.
Carmen Lundy | BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown | Friday
Celebrate Carmen Lundy's jazz vocal artistry for one night only. Tickets to the event are $12-$45. For more information, check out the event here!
Cirque Goes Hollywood | Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore | Friday-Sunday
Enjoy a beautiful show of acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, and many more as they dazzle you with their skills. This is a show you don't want to miss. Tickets are $25-$85 -- get them here! For more information, check out the event here!
Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival | Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Grasonville | Saturday and Sunday
Get a glance at 70 artisans and glass creations from all over. The festival will also include guest speeches and educational lectures about the origination of sea glass. Tickets to the event are $6-$12 -- get them here in advance. For more information, check out the event here!
European Old Masters | Museum of Fine Arts Hagerstown | Ongoing
Witness the historical works of Giovanni Mazone, Timoteo Viti, and Pierre Mignard. The Museum of Fine Arts has gathered together their favorite works for this collection. Admission to the gallery is free. For more information, check out the event, here! There are other exhibits open for viewing; check them out on the Museum of Fine Arts website!
Henry IV Part 2 | Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, Baltimore | Daily
Witness the hilarious and sad second part to Henry IV. King Henry, Henry’s father, is now near death, and with the help of his trusty sidekick Falstaff, Henry must fight to keep the crown against Hotspur. Will he prevail? Find out during the showing this weekend. For more information, check out the event here!
Mount Airy Restaurant Week | Various Locations, Mount Airy | Friday-Sunday
Get a chance to participate in Mount Airy's restaurant week and see what the area has to offer. Each participating restaurant will offer a delicious hand-picked prix fixe menu. Prices vary upon location. For more information, check out the event here!
Peter Rabbit's Garden Party | Kentland Mansion and Arts Barn, Gaithersburg | Sunday
There will be a ballet performance honoring Beatrix Potter's beloved stories of Peter Rabbit. Tickets start at $8 for the garden party, and at $15, for the shows -- get them here! For more information, check out the event here!
Auto Show | Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Friday-Sunday
Named one of the nation's top five auto shows, the Washington Auto Show is guaranteed to exceed your expectations. See 600 exotic and unique cars. Tickets are selling for $5-$12 -- get them here! For more information, check out the event here!
Cherry Blossom Tea | Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City | Saturday and Sunday
Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea | Kingbird | Ongoing
Enjoy a classic evening of delicious desserts, traditional sandwiches, a complimentary glass of champagne, bottomless tea, Devonshire cream, and seasonal jams. Tickets are selling for $55 apiece — book your spot here! For more information, check out the event here!
Cherry Blossom Pop-Up Bar | 1843 7th St. NW | Daily
Drink delicious drinks and enjoy the beautiful sight of cherry blossoms for the third year in a row. Drinks include Honeydew, Honey See, and Once and Floral. Tickets are selling for $20 each. The event is 21 and over, so please, no children. For more information, check out the event here!
Into The Woods | Ford’s Theatre | Daily
Witness the dark twist on your favorite fairy tales such as Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Red Riding Hood. Follow a baker and his wife as they journey to reverse the witch’s curse so they may have a child. Tickets are on sale for $20-$83 — get them here! For more information about the musical, check it out here!
New York City Ballet | The Kennedy Center | Friday-Sunday
Witness the artistry of the beautiful dancing of the New York City Ballet as they perform their two programs -- April 5 and 6, New Works and Programs, and on April 7, Works by Balanchine, Robbins & Reisen. Tickets are selling for $29-$99 -- get them here! For more information, check out the event here!
National Cherry Blossom Festival Petalpalooza | The Wharf | Saturday
Continue to enjoy the National Cherry Blossom Festival as it heads into its next installment which will include interactive art installations, larger-than-life games and activities, live music, a beer garden, and a fireworks show at 8:30 p.m., weather-permitting. For more information, check out the event here!
San Antonio Spurs Vs. Wizards | Capitol One Arena | Friday
Who can give up an entertaining game of basketball? Enjoy a night of fun as the Spurs and Wizards play for the winning basket. Tickets are selling for $15-$29 -- get them here! For more information, check out the event here!
Aaron Lee Tasjan | Harvester Performing Arts Center, Rocky Mount | Friday
Go see the talented Aaron Lee Tasjan perform his modern day folk songs. His music is relaxing and entertaining, to say the least. He will be at the Harvester in Rocky Mount, Virginia, for one night only. Tickets are only $15 each -- get them here! For more information, check out the event on Harvester Performing Arts Center's website.
An American Dream | Dominion Energy Center, Richmond and Harrison Opera House, Norfolk | Friday and Sunday
Witness the tragic story of two women who are forced to leave their homes and live in confinement at a U.S. internment camp. The opera will be at the Dominion Energy Center in Richmond (get tickets here) on Friday and at the Harrison Opera House on Saturday (get tickets here). Tickets for both events are $20. For more information, check out the event here!
Burnside Farms Flower Festival | Burnside Farms, Haymarket and Nokesville, VA | Daily
Pick your own beautiful flowers to take home with you. Find your tulip bulbs to take home with you for just $20! For more information, check out the event here!
Banksy's "Haight Sreet Rat" | Gordon Galleries at ODU, Norfolk | Friday-Sunday
Bansky has presented us with this iconic Haight Street Rat at the Gordon Galleries at Old Dominion University (ODU). Witness the talented graffiti street artists work for one week only. You had better hurry because the rat will only be on display through April 7. Admission to the event is free, but they are accepting donations. For more information, check out the event here!
Cherry Blossom Festival | Red Wing Park, Virginia Beach | Saturday
Celebrate Japanese culture and the beautiful cherry blossom trees at Red Wing Park. This annual event will have plenty of food trucks and live entertainment. Admission to the event is free -- check it out here!
Kodak Black | The Norva, Norfolk | Sunday
The young and very famous rapper from Florida is making a stop in Norfolk for one night only. Get your tickets fast because they will be gone quickly. Tickets to the event are $59-$90 -- get them here! For more information, check out the event here!
Seven Keys to Baldpate | Colonial Beach Community Center, Colonial Beach | Friday-Sunday
See the writer who claims that he can write a 10,000-word book in 24 hours if he is undisturbed! Does he follow through? Tickets are selling for $20 each -- get them here! For more information, check out the event, here!
Sunday Funday Karaoke | Redbeard Brewing Co., Staunton | Sunday
Join the Redbeard Brewing Co. for a fun night of Karaoke. You must be 21 or older to attend, and admission is free. For more information, check out the event here!
Snow White | The Sandler Center for Performing Arts, Virginia Beach | Saturday
Mirror Mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all? Join Snow White and the seven dwarfs as they battle the Evil Queen and take back the Kingdom. The Virginia Ballet will dance your heart away as you enjoy a show of a lifetime. Tickets are selling for $22-$44 -- get them here! For more information, check out the event here!
Town of Buchanan's Arbor Day Festival | Buchanan Town Park, Buchanan | Friday
Go and plant the seeds to celebrate Arbor Day and the oxygen that trees provide us. There will be a brief opening ceremony, a presentation, and an unveiling of the Arbor Day Donors Plaque. Admission to the event is free -- check it out here!
What are your plans for the weekend? Did we miss your favorite event? Tell us in the comments!
**Featured image courtesy of Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon